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New Melton Classes

SPRINGFIELD – Due to popular request, Rabbi Amy Katz is teaching Exodus Part One: From Slavery to Sinai, which ran in the fall.

Exodus Part One: From Slavery to Sinai will be taught on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 14, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Temple Beth El Katz Library.

The course will bring the Egyptian narrative of our people from “Pharaoh’s Paranoia” and “Moshe’s CV” to the dramatic story of our rescue and survival in the wilderness during “Into the Sea” and “Mama from Heaven.” Leadership, bravery, faith and doubt define some of the critical moments in these texts and offer us a rich backdrop for challenging our own assumptions.

Exodus Part Two: From Revelation to Revolution will be held on Thursday evenings, Feb. 9 & 23; March 2,9, 16, 23 & 30; and May 11, 18 & 25, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Temple Beth El Katz Library.

This course follows the development of the emerging Jewish nation from their awe-inspiring encounter at Mount Sinai through the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness.

The high points of divine revelation in “Ten Commandments,” “Encountering God,” and “Face to Face with God” are sharply contrasted with the low points of the “Golden Calf: Revolt or Reversion.” The text addresses some of the specific laws and regulations that were to become part of Jewish living as well as the meaning, purpose and revelance to our lives today.

Registration for these classes will be handled directly through the Melton website. Visit to register.

For more information, contact Jody Hyman at Melton at (847) 714-9843, ext. 308 or

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